"I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly."
Michel de Montaigne
[Michel Eyquem De Montaigne] (1532-1592) French Renaissance scholar, philosopher, writer
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 -- Christine, Haverhill, MA      
The term "educated idiots" comes to mind.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Right on.
     -- skip, harbor city, ca.     
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     -- Matthew, Peoples Republik of Kalifornia     
    Would he be talking about todays graduates?
     -- Brooks, Hartwell, Ga.     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Travel to a 3rd world country in which the common people must provide for themselves or perish. No matter what promises the government may make, they will have to figure out a way to raise food, make shelter, and trade among each other -- regulations be damned. If something is broken, someone will figure out how to fix it -- and quite happily. I have learned a great deal from 'poor' people who are richer in so many ways than their 'Western' counterparts which live like royalty in comparison and are never satisfied. I have tremendous respect for such people.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- Jim K, Austin      
    And because so, they think before they act - just don't let them drink to much wine. In France we lived just a short distance from his house.
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA      
     -- Mary - MI      
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